Mitch Kokai

Senior Political Analyst

Posts by Mitch Kokai (page 1,842)

  • More cheery predictions from Mark Steyn

    In a review of Mark Steyn’s latest book, After America: Get Ready for Armageddon, Anthony Daniels tells National Review readers that he used to consider himself a pessimist until he encountered Steyn’s predictions of a future world of Western civilizational collapse. Among Daniels’ most compelling points is his…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • Polling data on the Tea Party vs. OWS

    Is Occupy Wall Street a left-of-center version of the Tea Party? Is the Occupy movement likely to exercise a similar degree of political influence? Pollster Douglas Schoen conducted a survey on the topic and reports the results for Washington Examiner readers: What we found…
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen McMahan reports for Carolina Journal Online about a lawsuit pitting LegalZoom against the North Carolina State Bar. John Hood’s Daily Journal explains why giving Gov. Beverly Perdue more power might lead to better fiscal restraint for North Carolina’s budget.
    Mitch Kokai, November 21, 2011
  • The quiet Beatle’s religious life

    Andrew Ferguson offers Weekly Standard readers a fascinating article about George Harrison, a hedonistic rock star with an uncharacteristically un-rock’n’roll approach to the afterworld: Critics called Harrison “preachy,” and with some cause. I remember attending a concert in the only American solo tour he…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
  • Murdock recommends a Puerto Rican vacation for top Washington leaders

    Why does Deroy Murdock believe President Obama and members of the congressional “Supercommittee” might benefit from a trip to a warmer climate? Because of the work of Puerto Rico’s Republican governor, Luis Fortuño. Fortuño was inaugurated on January 2, 2009, just 18 days before…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
  • Krauthammer examines the president’s ‘crude ploy’

    Charles Krauthammer‘s latest column dissects President Obama’s approach to the Keystone XL pipeline. [W]hat do you do when you say you can, but, it turns out, you can’t? Blame the other guy. Charge the Republicans with making governing impossible. Never mind that you had…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
  • The connection between economic freedom and a nation’s wealth and health

    In little more than a decade, the United States has dropped from No. 3 to No. 10 in rankings of economic freedom. That decline is likely to impact the nation’s health and wealth in the future. Southern Methodist University economist Robert Lawson discussed the Economic Freedom of…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011
  • This weekend on Carolina Journal Radio

    Voters across the state chose mayors and city council members this month, and a handful of counties held referendums approving local sales-tax increases. Rick Henderson dissects 2011 election results during the next edition of Carolina Journal Radio. Speaking of elections, Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation will…
    Mitch Kokai, November 18, 2011